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From flea market to $33m: lost Faberge egg emerges
MAR 21, 2014
One of the eight missing imperial Faberge eggs will go on show in London next month after it was purchased by a scrap metal dealer in a flea market in the United States.
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John Lennon drawings, poems up for auction
MAR 18, 2014
The biggest private collection of John Lennon drawings, poems and prose ever to go to market will be sold by Sotheby's in New York later this year.
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Silicon Valley billionaire buys record life insurance policy
MAR 17, 2014
An unnamed Silicon Valley billionaire has purchased the world's most valuable life insurance policy, worth $222 million.
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Rich mums make the worst parents: report
FEB 18, 2014
Rich women make the worst parents, a new study claims.
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Bill Gates wears crazy costumes for viral video
JAN 23, 2014
Bill Gates has donned a chicken suit and a slew of crazy wigs to make a viral video.
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Knicks, Lakers top Forbes valuable teams
JAN 23, 2014
For the second year in a row, the New York Knicks top Forbes' annual list of most valuable NBA clubs, with teams an average of 25 percent more valuable than in 2013.
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Rare Mandela mementos to go under the hammer
NOV 22, 2013
A collection of Nelson Mandela's personal items, including his photograph with boxing legend Muhammad Ali, will go under the hammer in South Africa next week, in a rare auction of the peace icon's memorabilia.
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Marilyn Monroe's plastic surgery files to be sold
OCT 09, 2013
Medical files proving that screen icon Marilyn Monroe underwent cosmetic surgery including on her nose and chin are to be sold at auction next month, auctioneers have confirmed.
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Louis Vuitton tops 2013 global luxury brand list
AUG 01, 2013
Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Gucci were the top three global luxury brands of 2013, with Fendi and Coach entering the top 10 for the first time, a study has found.
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Where a date costs the most in the world
JUL 05, 2013
Deutsche Bank has compiled a so-called "Cheap Date Index," which measures the cost of a date.
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